What the Tiny Cluster of Brain Cells in My Lab Are Telling Me
I’ve created organoids that, surprisingly, have a lot to say about how the brain works.
Why Your Brain Isn’t Into the Future
What you can’t imagine clearly, you value less.
The Fine Line Between Life and Not Life
If the brain can’t tell the difference between fiction and reality, what can?
The Afterlife Is in Our Heads
The real meaning of near-death experiences.
How We Remember Last Weekend
High-frequency oscillations that ripple through our brains may generate memory and conscious experience.
How Your Brain Fills in the Blanks with Experience
Our neurocircuitry is profoundly shaped by a lifetime of learning.
How the Brain Allows the Deaf to Experience Music
Our sensory systems for hearing and touch overlap to stir a wealth of emotions.
Does an AI’s Ability to Talk Mean It’s Conscious?
One question for Raphaël Millière, philosopher of cognitive science at Columbia University.
Under Anesthesia, Where Do Our Minds Go?
To better understand our brains and design safer anesthesia, scientists are turning to EEG.
Unlocking Mom’s Brain
Maternal care offers a window on our social instincts.
No Two Human Brains Are Alike
The uniqueness of each mind is written in its ever-changing circuitry.
“I Have to Admit, I Have a Very Low Opinion of Human Beings”
Why the father of neuroscience, toward the end of his career, preferred to study ants.
Free Will, Illustrated
Does the body rule the mind? Or does the mind rule the body?